Who Will Take The Podium At 2019 No-Gi Worlds?

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2019 has been a hard year on competitors — most are burnt out from ADCC and others are already preparing for the 2020 season. 

11 of the 16 World No-Gi champions from 2018 will be absent from this year's tournament, leaving an incredible opportunity for those headed to Anaheim.

Here are our predictions who stand the best chance of challenging for the spot at the top of the podium in 2019.


Divison

2018 Champion

Status for 2019

#1 Threat

Rooster

Nobuhiro Sawada

Returning

Thalison Soares

Light-Feather

Joao Miyao

Returning

Lucas Pinheiro

Feather

Kennedy Maciel

Not Returning

Gabriel Sousa

Light

Gianni Grippo

Not Returning

Marcio Andre

Middle

Hugo Marques

Not Returning

Dante Leon

Medium-Heavy

Joshua Hinger

Not Returning

Ronaldo Jr.

Heavy

Tim Spriggs

Not Returning

Jackson Sousa

Super-Heavy

Kaynan Duarte

Not Returning

Vinicius "Trator" Ferreira

Ultra-Heavy

Gordon Ryan

Not Returning

Roberto "Cyborg" Abreu





Female




Rooster

N/A

N/A

Mayssa Bastos

Light-Feather

Mayssa Bastos

Returning

Amanda Canuto

Feather

Fifion Davies

Not Returning

Talita Alencar

Light

Catherine Perrett

Returning

Jena Bishop

Middle

Bea Mesquita

Not Returning

Gabrielle McComb

Medium-Heavy

Luanna Alzuguir

Not Returning

Julia Boscher

Heavy

Nathiely de Jesus

Not Returning

Talita Nogueira

Super-Heavy

Jessica Flowers

Returning

Kendall Reusing

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